Chemometrics and infrared spectroscopy – A winning team for the analysis of illicit drug productsAbstract

Last updated on 17-2-2023 by Wesley Van Dessel

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Spectroscopic techniques such as infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy are used for a long time in the context of the analysis of illicit drugs, and their use is increasing due to the development of more performant portable devices and easy application in the context of harm reduction through drug checking or onsite forensic analysis. Although these instruments are routinely used with a spectral library, the importance of chemometric techniques to extract relevant information and give a full characterisation of samples, especially in the context of adulteration, is increasi…

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